World Religions Project
By Jarrett Taylor
- Christianity developed out of Judaism in the 1st century C.E. It is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and those who follow him are called "Christians." Christianity has many different branches and forms with accompanying variety in beliefs and practices.
- If you don't know Christianity is a monotheistic religion and their god is God.
- They have a holy book that is called the holy bible or bible.
- The major holidays that Christians celebrate are Easter, Good Friday, and Christmas.
- The rituals that Christians practice to worship God are praying everyday in thanks to god and they go to church on Sunday to thank The Lord on the Lords day.
- Judaism is a religious tradition with origins dating back nearly four thousand years, rooted in the ancient near eastern region of Canaan.
- Judaism is a monotheistic religion where it's god is called Shamash.
- They have a holy book that is called the Torah if you don't know.
- The main holidays that Jewish people will celebrate are Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, and Aseret Yemei Teshuva.
- For their practices Jewish people will pray three times a day to worship their god.
- Its roots are traceable to the Indus valley civilization circa 4000 to 2200 BCE. Its development was influenced by many invasions over thousands of years.
- This religion believes in many gods so it is polytheistic. The main gods are Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara.
- The holy book for this religion are called the Vedas.
- The main holidays are Holi and Diwali.
- The most important practices are brahmacharga, grastha, vanaprastha, and sanngasu
- Buddha was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but is now part of Nepal.
- The Buddhism religion is neither monotheistic or polytheistic because the religion does not believe in a personal god or gods.
- The holy book for this religion is called the Tipitaka.
- The main holidays that are celebrated because of this religion are the Buddhist New Year, Vesak, Sangha day, Dhamma day, Observance day and Katrina Ceremony.
- Some of the practices for this religion are meditation, mantras, mudras, and prayer wheels.
Islam arose in 6th Century C.E (Common Era) Arabia. Muhammad (pbuh), Islam's Prophet, was born in Mecca on the Arabian peninsula in what is now Saudi Arabia, in 570 C.E.
- This religion is monotheistic religion and its god is called Allāh.
- The holy book is the Quran for this religion.
- The main holidays are Islamic New Year, Ramadan festival of breaking the fast, festival of sacrifice, and Ashura.
- The major practice for this religion is the Five Pillars of Islam.